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Maintaining the proper PPE equipment for your role while trying to dress for a British summer can be difficult, especially when it is as unpredictable as it is. Getting your workwear right from the beginning, means you won’t have to cart your whole work wardrobe around in your van on the chance it might rain. 


Choosing Workwear Materials

Everyone wants breathable fabric when working outside in the summer, but what even is it? And does it actually work? Breathability is defined as the ability to allow perspiration to escape allowing complete comfort. Exactly what you need if you’re working outside. High-quality polycotton fabric has optimum breathability whilst offering comfort and durability required in today’s work environment. 

The Portwest Granite Holster Shorts combine the need for breathability with sturdy pockets made with rugged nylon, perfect for storing tools when you’re on the go. Wearing shorts when at work shouldn’t compromise comfort and safety. An elasticated inner waistline is perfect for keeping upper-body garments in place if you need to build the layers; we all know how unpredictable the British weather can be! On the off chance we do get a hot summer, protection from UV rays is really important; choosing a fabric with a 50+ UPF rating will protect us from sunburn and UV exposure. Don’t forget your sunscreen, though! 

Wicking fabrics are modern technical fabrics that draw moisture away from the body. Made from high-tech polyester, it absorbs very little water and evaporates moisture easily, keeping you cool and dry. When looking for workwear t-shirts, consider those made from 100% Polyester with textured breathable fabric like the Uneek Mens Ultra Cool T-Shirt. The lightweight material makes it the perfect buildable layer if you need to add a jacket or a waterproof.

In the warmer weather, you immediately reach for your flip flops or sandals, right? Well, working where PPE is required it’s not that easy! All-weather boots are perfect for keeping your feet at the optimum temperature all year round, meaning you don’t have to invest in a different pair of boots for every season. The waterproof yet breathable lining in the Portwest All Weather Hiker Boot S3 makes it the perfect boot for adaptability.


How many layers do you need? 

Predicting the British weather is not something done easily, and knowing how to dress for a whole day at work when getting ready in the morning is difficult. 

Our advice is to prepare for every eventuality, but you don’t need to pack the kitchen sink. If you start with the basics like shorts and a t-shirt, you have the option to add extra layers if the temperature drops or the heavens open. If you’re short on space, you could try a 3 in 1 jacket. The option of a waterproof and windproof jacket made of breathable fabric with a detachable fleece covers all bases, even on those days where it is warm and raining. As we said, there’s nothing as unpredictable as the British weather. 


The age-old saying, you can’t predict the weather couldn’t be more true when it comes to Britain. However, having the options come rain or shine definitely can’t do any harm. If you have any other questions about our clothing ranges, contact us at Cobra Workwear. We also offer a personalised embroidery service to have your company logo embroidered on any garment.